Welton Players raise £500 for good causes

Welton Players in another of their popular productions.
Welton Players in another of their popular productions.

An amateur dramatics group has raised £500 as a result of the performance of its latest pantomime.

Welton Players has made the money after performing Sleeping Beauty in the village hall over four nights at the end of January.

The group has spread the money across a number of local good causes including the Welton Guides and St Martin’s Church in the village.

Money has also been donated to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Macmillan Nurses.

The group’s secretary, Mark Coupe, said: “The performances were well received by an understanding and appreciative audience.

“It was great to see so many children there willing to take to the stage for the community sing-a-long – nothing whatsoever to do with all the sweets on offer I’m sure! Highlights of the shows were the brilliant songs written and accompanied by the fabulous Martin Heath. We think he is the perfect music director.

“All the usual pantomime attributes were there such as romantic leads, idiots a plenty and a commanding yet 
occasionally coquettish Dame.

“There were gorilla suits and gorillas; beetroots; a nasty villain and some confused but helpful fairies appearing at opportune times.

“There were also ustard pies for cast, and the odd audience participant, and a light soaking right at the end.”

The group will soon be starting work on the next pantomime.

Welton Players are looking for new members to be involved in the next production.